Itero 3-D Digital Wellness Scan
The iTero 3D Digital Wellness Scan is an advanced dental imaging technology developed by Align Technology, the company known for creating Invisalign clear aligners. It provides Dr. Lemons and your dental team with a comprehensive three-dimensional digital scan of your oral anatomy, including the teeth, gums, and surrounding structures.
What is my 3D digital wellness scan used for?
Offering advanced imaging capabilities that provide valuable information for treatment planning, patient education, and the delivery of high-quality dental care, iTero 3D digital scans can be used for a variety of purposes such as:
Invisalign Treatment: The iTero scanner is used in conjunction with Invisalign treatment to create digital impressions of your teeth for the fabrication of custom clear aligners. The digital impressions captured by the scanner are sent electronically to the Invisalign laboratory, where they are used to design and manufacture the aligners. The iTero scanner eliminates the need for messy traditional impressions, providing a more comfortable and convenient experience for patients.
Restorative Dentistry: The iTero 3D Digital Wellness Scan is used in restorative dentistry to create digital impressions of the teeth for the fabrication of dental crowns, bridges, and other restorations. The precise digital models generated by the scanner allow Dr. Lemons to design and customize restorations that fit accurately and blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. This helps ensure optimal esthetics, comfort, and long-term durability of the restorations.
Implant Planning: The iTero scanner is also used in implant dentistry to plan the placement of dental implants. Dr. Lemons can use the digital images captured by the scanner to assess bone density, evaluate the anatomy of the jawbone, and determine the optimal position and angle for implant placement. This helps ensure the success and longevity of dental implant treatment by accurately positioning the implants for optimal stability and function.
Patient Education: The iTero 3D Digital Wellness Scan enhances patient education and enables Dr. Lemons and the dental team to communicate concerns by providing clear, visual representations of your oral health status. Dr. Lemons can use digital images to explain dental conditions, treatment options, and potential outcomes to empower you to make informed decisions about your oral health care.
The iTero 3D Digital Wellness Scan offers Dr. Lemons and your dental team a state-of-the-art imaging solution for comprehensive three-dimensional scanning of your teeth and oral cavity. It provides accurate, detailed images that support treatment planning, patient education, and the delivery of high-quality dental care.
Does it use radiation?
No, the iTero 3D scanner does not use radiation. The iTero 3D scanner relies on non-ionizing light-based technology to create three-dimensional digital models of your oral anatomy.
The iTero scanner employs a handheld wand or probe that emits harmless infrared light to capture highly detailed images of the teeth, gums, and surrounding structures. The light emitted by the scanner is safe for patients and does not pose any risk of radiation exposure. As a result, the iTero 3D scanner offers a non-invasive and comfortable alternative to traditional dental impressions and radiographic imaging techniques.
The iTero 3D scanner provides accurate, high-resolution digital images without the use of radiation, making it a safe and effective tool for various dental applications, including orthodontic treatment planning, Invisalign treatment, restorative dentistry, implant planning, and patient education.